Microgrids: The Alternative to Aging Grids and Blackouts

Posted by Dalkia Aegis on Oct 13

Blackouts and fires are crippling California.

So far this year, state wildfires have burned 3.1 million acres, killed 12 people and destroyed nearly 4,000 structures. Six of the top 20 largest wildfires in California history have occurred this year alone, worsening the tough strain facing the state’s power infrastructure.

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Spotlight on Savings: The Aegis Shared Savings Program

Posted by Dalkia Aegis on Sep 22

If this year has taught us anything, it’s this: expect the unexpected. Being in the business we are in, we’ve done a good job helping our customers prepare for unexpected energy issues, suggesting Combined Heat and Power (CHP) as a reliable solution—in terms of both energy production, consumption—and costs.

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Natural Gas Will Be Key to Our Economic Recovery

Posted by Dalkia Aegis on Aug 18

How will the U.S. economy recover?

That’s the question every business owner and facility manager is asking now, as we deal with the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic. While signs of hope can seem few and far between, the U.S. Department of Energy believes that, among other efforts, natural gas will have a sizable role in our economic recovery.

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The Virtual BuildingEnergy Boston 2020: Transforming Existing Facilities

Posted by Dalkia Aegis on Aug 3

A can’t-miss conference and trade show full of new contacts in the building, energy efficiency and renewable energy sectors, but without the expensive, uncomfortable travel and bad hotel food? Welcome to the BuildingEnergy Boston Conference + Trade Show.

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Natural Gas Is Vital in Cutting Facility Carbon Emissions

Posted by Dalkia Aegis on Jul 21

Facility managers face increasing pressure to cut their buildings’ energy use and carbon emissions. Innovative technologies supplying more sustainable sources of energy have led to a drop in the country’s energy consumption. Wind and solar grab much of the focus, deservedly. But natural gas is vital in the global push to lower CO2 emissions. That’s the conclusion the International Energy Agency (IEA) reached this past spring.

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Five UW Campuses Phase Out Coal for Natural Gas

Posted by Dalkia Aegis on Jun 24

This year, five University of Wisconsin (UW) campuses will phase out coal as a heat source in favor of a combination of natural gas and heating oil. The UW system will end its statewide contract to provide coal for the Stout, Oshkosh, Platteville, Stevens Point and Superior campuses. UW has upgraded the remaining coal-fired boilers to run mainly on natural gas with a fuel oil backup.

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Natural Gas Beats Coal in the Energy Sector

Posted by Dalkia Aegis on Jun 8
Natural gas continues its rise as the nation’s largest share of electricity generation after first surpassing coal-fired generation in 2016. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) , natural gas accounted for 38% of total electricity generation in 2019, followed by 23% for coal. The EIA points out that new natural gas generation capacity additions have continued to displace coal-fired power plants, and that in 2019, about 5% of U.S. coal-fired capacity was retired due to closing plants. And as natural gas beats coal in the supply of energy, the environment is benefiting as well.

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Local Law 97 Sets New Emissions Standards for NYC

Posted by Dalkia Aegis on Feb 18

As a sign of environmental laws expected to spread across the nation, the New York City Council recently enacted Local Law 97 (LL97), part of the Climate Mobilization Act. LL97, passed in May of 2019, is one of the most ambitious climate legislation established in any city on the planet.

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While It Lasts: The CHP Federal Tax Credit

Posted by Dalkia Aegis on Feb 17
Designed to capture and employ the heat that is normally lost during the production of electricity, Combined Heat and Power (CHP) is recognized by the federal government as a sustainable energy solution. To encourage its adoption, Congress included—in its Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018—an extension through January 1, 2022 of the CHP federal tax credit.
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Avoid Con Ed Price Hikes with CHP

Posted by Dalkia Aegis on Dec 26

Con Ed customers are (unfortunately) accustomed to paying top dollar for their electricity. Last year, while the nationwide average rate for a kilowatt hour of electricity was 13.31 cents, Con Ed charged residential customers nearly double—26.36 cents per kilowatt hour.

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